Montana Surface Impoundments regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Montana Surface Impoundments: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste surface impoundment rules: Administrative Rules of Montana (ARM) 17.53.801(1) and ARM 17.53.901(1) (interim status)

Regulatory Agency
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Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Permitting and Compliance Division Waste and Underground Tank Management Bureau Hazardous Materials Section Hazardous Waste Program

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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Montana has adopted by reference the federal requirements for hazardous waste surface impoundments. In addition, owners and operators of hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities that use surface impoundments must comply with additional permit application requirements including an application fee. The state's more stringent permit standards are reviewed in the state section TSDF PERMITS.

Administration and enforcement. DEQ's Hazardous Materials Section administers and enforces the surface impoundment rules in the state.


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